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Mar 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. >> ifill: today's supreme court arguments pitted a national law against a 2004 arizona voter registration bill. the case explores the extent of state powers against the controversial backdrop of voting restrictions. arizona's proposition 200 requires state residents to provide either a driver's license, passport, birth certificate or physical proof of citizenship before they can vote. but an existing federal law requires only a sworn statement of citizenship on a voter registration form. supporters say the arizona measure cuts down on voter fraud by keeping noncitizens from voting. but opponents argue the law unfairly tarring hes minorities, immigrants, and the elderly. the case is only the most recent dispute between arizona and the federal government related to immigration issues. over the summer, the supreme court upheld part of a top state law that allowed police to check for immigration papers. other states, including alabama, georgia, kansas and tennessee, have similar laws on the books and a number of other states are also considering comparable measures. the obama administration s
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Mar 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
abortion, but has not said whether he would sign the bill into law. gay marriage has picked up a prominent new supporter, senator rob portman of ohio. it makes him the only republican in the u.s. senate to take that position. portman explained his change of heart in "the columbus dispatch". he said it began two years ago, when his college-age son told his family that he is gay. wall street backed up a bit as the week ended. that ended a ten-day winning streak by the dow jones industrial average-- its longest in 17 years. the dow industrial average lost 25 points to close at 14,514. the nasdaq fell nearly 10 points to close at 3,249. for the week, the dow gained just under 1%. the nasdaq rose a tenth of a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: thousands of activists gathered this week for one of the conservative movement's biggest events. "newshour" congressional corresspondent kwame holman was there. >> reporter: for four decades the conservative political action conference known as "c- pac" has served as a barometer for republican politics. and
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Mar 18, 2013 2:30pm PDT
calling for the rule of law, something he says china urgently needs today. >> i refused to bow my head in submission, so they hit me again and again. i lay in a pool of my own blood for more than three hours. we must abolish it as soon as possible. the law should protect people's rights. >> for now, life goes on in china's hated like -- hated gulags. tang hui's incarceration has led even china's official media to say that it is time the system was swept into the dustbin of history. >> a time of change in china. finally, from the jungle of the amazon to the concrete jungle of new york. he lives in -- lived in a brazilian village it is so remote it is a five-day boat ride to the nearest town. now, through a fellowship program, he is learning to speak english and make documentaries in the city that never sleeps. as you can imagine, it is quite a shock. >> from a village deep in the amazon to one of the busiest cities in the world. how would you cope with that kind of transition? that brings today's show to a close. you can watch "bbc world news" on your local channel. i am katty kay. than
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Mar 15, 2013 12:00am PDT
on friday, right. that wasn't's god's law. god's law is that we do penance but god's law isn't that-- so he could do that you mentioned another one, priestley celibacy. priestley celibacy is not a doctrine of the church, it's a discipline of the church. i do expect him to change it, no. could he change it, yes. possible, yes, probable, no. but there is that distinction. our nation of women, that's a doctrinal thing, that's to the discipline. >> rose: how do you respond to the fact that this really is the century of women, and this is a church that needs to have women as part of its -- >> sure, well i tell you this. when we walked into the sistine chapel, you all probably carried it live. we were saying the litany. saints. now the highest you can be called to in the catholic church is to be a saint. and of the saints that we prayed, more than half were women. so so the woman who is the greatest human being model, the person who is the greatest human being model for us happened to be a model. that's where the church is at her best. that's where -- that's where the church has always been known
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Mar 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
on gun control laws; life and death in the emergency room in newark, new jersey and high speed internet changing what we watch and how we watch it. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the federal reserve stood by its aggressive plan to stimulate the u.s. economy, keeping short-term interest rates at record lows. and it said there are signs the economy is getting stronger. one of those signs-- unemployment-- fell to a four- year low of 7.7% in february. still, the fed predicted it won't reach 6.5% until 2015. the fed and its chairman, ben bernanke, also had words of caution for congress. >> i do believe that long-term fiscal stability is extremely important and i urge congress and the administration, as i always do when i go to testify, to do whatever is necessary to put us on a sustainable fiscal path going forward. but in doing so, i think it's a good idea to pay attention to the impacts in the near term on what is still not a completely satisfactory recovery. >> sreenivasan: congress moved a step closer to advancing a spending bill that would
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Mar 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT
and senate to overhaul u.s. immigration laws. today speaker of the house john boehner called the house version a "pretty reasonable solution." the number of americans dying from alzheimer's disease has increased by 68% in the last decade. according to the alzheimer's association, one in three seniors have some form of dementia when they die, and the disease accelerates the progression of other life- threatening conditions. because alzheimer's has no cure or treatment to slow symptoms, a growing elderly population means dementia mortality rates will only continue to rise. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's square was less or nate than
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Mar 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
indicted by the special , a blend of cambodian and 10 international law. behind his smiling face, ieng sary was a true believer. a staunch ally of its leader, pol pot. their wives were sisters. his wife was a khmer rouge minister and one of the five defendants as her case was dropped last year due to her mental frailty. ieng sary was the face of the khmer rouge in the 1970s and 1980s. he was described as agreeable and reasonable but also as devious a and manipulative. he was encouraged of encouraging exiled cambodians to come back to power. a were almost all killed. he was also charged with complicity in the policies that cost up to 2 million lines. his death is another blow to the tribunal. it has managed to convict just one man. the commander of the khmer rouge torture and extermination center. areremaining defendants also old and import health. the tribunal is short of funding and has been bogged down and looked at -- looking at us --crimes. crimes against me humanity may never be addressed while the defendants are still living. >> an important scientific breakthrough was all but confirm
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Mar 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
now from wall street to washington. this week, law makers are working toward a measure that keeps the government up past next wednesday that's when current funding runs out. but the real budget battle over long-term spending cuts continues. >> republicans and democrats in washington are still fighting over taxes and spending but they've agreed to keep the fight under control. house already passed a bill to keep the government running past the end of this month. now the senate is preparing to do the same thing and there, the two parties aren't far apart on the details. >> we've con ens didded the number of amendments being talked about seriously. i commend them and their staff through all of their efforts. >> i spoke with them this morning. they've yet to reach an agreement. >> but the gap remains huge for a long-term plan for bringing government spending and revenue inline. >> they'll reduce the entitlement programs but only if republicans agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. th
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Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
care law. in addition the plan convers medicaid to a block grant to the states and reduces its federal funding share. ryan also proposed, as he has in the past, transforming medicare by giving seniors a fixed amount to purchase traditional program coverage or a private plan. last year's republican vice presidential nominee acknowledged that the plan won't get past senate democrats or president obama. instead, he said, it's an opening bid. >> will the president take everyone of these solutions? probably not. are a lot of these solutions very popular and did we win these arguments in the campaign? some of think so. and so what we're saying is here's our offer. here's our vision. eiras how we propose to balance the budget and grow the economy, repair the safety net, save medicare. >> reporter: be democrats quickly charged that ryan's math, especially on taxes, does not add up. he would eliminate most deductions and lower tax rates. white house spokesman jay carney said ryan asks nothing from the wealthy to help cut the deficit. >> there is no way to do that in a revenue-neutral way withou
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Mar 13, 2013 12:00am PDT
which was richard stein's sist in law owned a number so there's one painting in the show called young sailor which was owned by sarah stein. and we know that when matisse painted it he also painted another version of it. he brought them both back to paris and showed them to gertrude stein's slightly older brother and showed him. and they talked about it. so this idea of pairss one is in -- owned by the statin museum. there are partners on this exhibition and that was really and that was really another genesis. it's not an exhibition about pairs though it's an exhibition about progression. he painted in pairs since the mission of world war i. it's less this idea of comparison but about process and repeated images. >> rose: what does this exhibition show about his evolution as a painter. >> it was clear from the first paintings 17899 the year he turned 30 and was considering quitting his career as an artist because he needed to support his family to the very last pictures that he was interested in color and light. and how do you combine those two things in a painting. >> rose: review
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Mar 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the president is trying to gut the 1996 welfare reform law. last summer, the white house said it would grant waivers, if states can meet welfare-to-work goals by other means. so far, no state has applied for a waiver. the house bill is not expected to pass the democratic- controlled senate. a juvenile court in steubenville, ohio today opened a rape trial that's drawn international attention. the two defendants are high school football players, ages 16 and 17. they're accused of raping a 16- year-old girl last august. social media postings have fueled claims that other students should have been charged and that police under- played the incident to protect the football team. the police have denied it. in china, authorities near shanghai pulled hundreds more dead pigs from a river that provides drinking water to the city. in all, they've found more than 6,600 pig carcasses in the water since friday. officials say the dead animals may have been dumped by swine farms upstream. the shanghai city government said it is monitoring water quality, and that so far, there is no sign of contamination. on
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Mar 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
in her six years in power with the pope. he spearheaded the opposition to her bill which became law in 2010 which became marriage. there's been a distant relationship ever since then. >> brown: briefly, hugh, if you could, finally how does that play out. you started to talk a little bit about argentina, it's a catholic country but more liberal socially. how does the -- what is the role of the dlurj these days? how is it seen? >> well, if you ask the average argentine are you catholic the answer is absolutely yes. but not that many people go toll church here? they don't go to mass on sundays. you don't see huge crowds at mass. other countries in latin america colombia, mexico, central america, are countries where you see a much bigger presence day to day of the catholic church so keep in mind this is the land of evita. this is a place -- this is a country a little bit of populism goes a long way and the fact that he's taking the subway to work. the fact that he's a rankaround file soccer fan is going to bridge the gap. it shows a certain amount of political skill on his part that he
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Mar 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
was signed in law in march 1st full effect is remain to be seen. all eyes on washington. i'm pleased to have alan krueger back at this table. welcome. >> my pleasure. >> rose: what's the essence of this which is sort of like asking moses of the ten commandments which are the important two. give me the essence of what you discover and you want the american public to know. >> you touched on it. the u.s. economy went through a traumatic period. financial crises was extraordinarily deep. we lost $16 trillion in wealth. but we are digging our way out of this problem. we've regained now almost 15 trillion of the lost wealth. over the last 36 months we've added private sector jobs every month, a total of 6.4 million. that's good enough. that's not good enough for this president. he made very clear the state of the union that his north star is creating an economy that provides more middle class jobs. every day he's focused on what we can do to make america a magnet for jobs but we're pointed in a better direction. we make the point in the introduction that even though economics is often called the
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Mar 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
international law to the realm of cyber conflict. it seeks to protect civilian targets such as hospitals and schools in a full blown cyber warfare. follows reporting which has linked the chinese military to u.s. government and corporate computer network. chie these government officials have strongly denied the claims. meanwhile the united states have established a new cyber command led by general keith alexander. he testified before the arms services committee last week. this is an offensive team that the defense department would use to defend the nation if it were attacked in cyber space. joining me now from washington to discuss the developing battle ground david sanger of the "new york times." welcome. >> great to be back with you. >> tell me why security experts are saying this has become if not our biggest national security threat the one emerging with the most concern for them. >> well it's certainly our newest and it may be among the urge else as it's an issue of consider debate. it's urgent because there are cyber attacks on the united states, mostly on u.s. corporations that tak
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Mar 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
/frank reform laws. i begin my conversation with the man who coined the phrase "irrational exuberance" in 1996, by asking whether we're anywhere close to that giddy spirit right now. >> nowhere close. the characteristics of what has been going on recently are actually more related to the removal of various types of what we call major areas of uncertainty, and the so-called tail risk, meaning the risks that are very unlikely to happen. but if they do, they have a very large impact. europe has been hanging over the american markets now for quite a while. and the removal of that risk, at least temporarily, i think it is only temporary, has enabled the underlying forces of the market to begin to come into vision. and what those forces are, are the deep-seated exceptional discounting that is going on of stocks to a point where so-called equity premiums are virtually the highest level in history. that means that it is very difficult to get the stock market to go down significantly from here. >> so you think, then, that earnings aren't as big a significant contributor to where stock prices are, the f
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